[11/04/13 - 09:21 AM]
Presenters Announced for "The 47th Annual CMA Awards"
Lee Brice, Connie Britton, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Charles Esten, Lucy Hale, Kip Moore, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler are scheduled to present trophies.

[via press release from ABC]


CMA Awards Nominee Thompson Square to Host Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremonies

"Nashville" Stars Lennon & Maisy Stella to Perform

NASHVILLE - CMA Awards nominee Lee Brice, actress Connie Britton (star of ABC's "Nashville"), CMA Awards nominee Kelly Clarkson, Country Music singer Sheryl Crow, CMA Awards nominee Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards nominee Eli Young Band, actor Charles Esten (star of ABC's "Nashville"), actress and singer Lucy Hale (star of ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars"), CMA Awards nominee Kip Moore, Country Music star Jake Owen, Country Music Star Kellie Pickler, and television personalities Willie & Korie Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson (stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty") are scheduled to present trophies during "Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)."

Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square (husband-wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson) will host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies, which will stream live on CMAawards.com Wednesday, Nov. 6 (7:30 PM/ET; 6:30 PM/CT). Winners for Musical Event and Music Video of the Year, as well as Musician of the Year and the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized.

Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, "The 47th Annual CMA Awards" will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced CMA Awards presenter Robin Roberts will be on hand the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6 when "Good Morning America" broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. CMA Awards nominee Luke Bryan will perform during the show and winners will be revealed in the Musical Event and Music Video of the Year categories.

Added to the list of performers are Lennon & Maisy Stella. The sisters are best known for their roles on the ABC television series "Nashville."

Other artists scheduled to perform during the ceremony include Jason Aldean; Bryan; Eric Church; Florida Georgia Line; Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz; Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town; Tim McGraw; Kacey Musgraves; Paisley; Blake Shelton; Taylor Swift with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; The Band Perry; Underwood; and Zac Brown Band with Dave Grohl. Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to the legendary George Jones; and Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, and Darius Rucker will pay homage to recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first "CMA Awards Banquet and Show" was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time - making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards moved to ABC in 2006, where it will remain through 2021.

Official merchandise for "The 47th Annual CMA Awards" is available now at CMAawards.com.

"The 47th Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, visit CMAawards.com, or follow the conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.

Chevrolet(TM) is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Awards.

  [november 2013]  


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